Talking History – Greetings from… the power of souvenirs

Dr Nikki Sullivan and Amy Dale present November’s Talking History – Greetings from… the power of souvenirs

Greetings from…, an exhibition at the Migration Museum, celebrates the power of souvenirs, from the poignant to the marvellously kitsch and eccentric. Souvenirs are often seen as insignificant trinkets, yet they play an important role in memory-making, how we see ourselves, and our relationships with people and places.

Come along and hear curators Dr Nikki Sullivan and Amy Dale speak about the treasured keepsakes that migrants have brought with them across the world, alongside familiar mementos of holidays, love tokens and artworks that turn the idea of a souvenir on its head.

This free public lecture is part of the History Trust’s Talking History series.

Doors open at 5.15pm. Lecture will commence at 5.30pm. Book online here.

Parking available on Torrens Parade Ground, off Victoria Drive. Light refreshments provided.

Wine sponsor – O’Leary Walker Wines. Visit


Dr Nikki Sullivan is involved in the management of the Migration Museum collections, and researches and writes for exhibitions, publication, and social media. She has a particular interest in histories of migration, sexuality, crime, and institutionalisation, and loves archival research.

Amy Dale manages the Migration Museum and Directorate components of the State History Collection. She also works on exhibitions and public programs.